What are the side effects of alpha-proteinase inhibitor?

While taking alpha-proteinase inhibitor, you may experience drowsiness, dizziness, or headaches. Do not drive a car until you know how the medication will affect you. Other common side effects include: pain or itching around the site where the medication is injected, stomach upset, sore throat, nausea, diarrhea, or a cough and runny nose. If these side effects persist or get worse, contact your doctor.

Also tell your doctor right away if you experience any of the following side effects, as they may be signs of a medical emergency: signs of an allergic reaction such as hives or an itchy rash, swelling around the mouth or face, or chest tightness and difficulty breathing; swelling in your ankles or feet; numb or tingling sensations on your skin; weakness; irregular heartbeat or chest pain; severe headache; buzzing in the ears; vision problems; or flu-like symptoms such as muscle aches, fever, chills, or sore throat.

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